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Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei said it beautifully when he described the power of the internet as “…a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak quiet voice…power will collapse because of a whisper.” Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis expressed it this way,
“If we had the technology, if we had the internet during the movement, we could have done more, much more, to bring people together from all around the country, to organize and work together to build the beloved community.”
Whether we are describing the hashtag campaigns that grew the Movement for Black Lives, added momentum to the DREAMers, or spurred on the Women’s March; or the use of smartphone cameras and facebook live to document the realities of oppressive experiences for people of color; or the narrative changing storytelling of YouTube Creators from all backgrounds – internet platforms have birthed, expanded and made social justice efforts not only possible, but global in their implications.